Antique Victorian Wooden Coromandel Desk Set / Stationary Box Bookstand Inkwell. A fabulous 19th century Coromandel wooden desk set. Each item has beautifully engraved Art Nouveau brass hardware with similarly carved Mother of Peal plaques. Calamander or coromandel is a valuable wood from India and Sri Lanka. It is a hazel-brown color, with black stripes, very heavy and hard.
It is also known as Macassar ebony or variegated ebony and is closely related to genuine ebony, but is obtained from different species in the same genus; one of these is Diospyros quaesita Thwaites, from Sri Lanka. The name "calamander" comes from coromandel, referring to the Coromandel Coast in India from where it was exported. 41cm (65cm When extended) X 16.5cm. All pieces are in an. The book slide has a chop to the wood on the inside bas panel (see last image).
It does not effect the use. One glass inkwell has a missing pin from the hinge. In the interest of both parties its important to remember that many of the items stocked are very old. All item pictures are taken under bright white product photography lighting.Although we always try to show the products colours to the best of ability, on occasions it is possible that the colours in the picture might slightly differ from the actual. The condition is always described taking into account the age of the item. For example, is the item in a certain condition considering its x amount of years old. Mint - No damage, like new.
Possibly some very light fading or light crazing. Very good - No damage.
Some fading, heavy crazing, foxing, etc. Good - There may be some damage. However this will be either very small, difficult to see, hidden from sight or repaired. There will be something wrong with the item which may significantly effect the item use. Very poor - Item is more or less unusable.
We just want your item to arrive safely and be in transit for the shortage possible time. We guarantee this item is exactly as described. The item "Antique Victorian Wooden Coromandel Desk Set / Stationary Box Bookstand Inkwell" is in sale since Wednesday, August 12, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Other Antiques". The seller is "brook_antiques" and is located in Ely, Cambridgeshire.
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